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The Bean Straw: Non-Flying Objects [Kindle Edition]

David Hammons
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is a cartoon book with 125 single panel illustrations of the strange and fanciful. You will see the mundane twisted into the quirky; the rational gives way to the hypothetical: What if Dracula bit a bear? What would a cat prefer for a scratching post? What happens if you have an apple-shaped head, and you walk into an archery club meeting? How do slugs discipline their children? How can Jedi mind tricks best be used in an office meeting? What would dogs have in their reading library? What kind of music do cows listen to? If you have spent your life searching the earth for the answers to these questions, then welcome to the bizarre and funny world of The Bean Straw.

Product Details

  • File Size: 9884 KB
  • Print Length: 89 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615163491
  • Publisher: DMR Innovations, LLC (December 15, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GHN7Q2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,960 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Read the far side instead July 23, 2011
By Cran87
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is about the most bland book of cartoons I have ever read. The author quite obviously was heavily influenced by Gary Larson, but falls tragically short even in panels that bear too close a resemblance to Larson's work to even be considered original. Don't waste your time or money on this cheap, unfunny imitation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not enough cartoons and tool small on kindle fire 8.5" February 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
not enough catoons for the money, and don't display well on kindle fire 8.5", way to small had to zoom lots of them to even read them, too much trouble.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dumb cartoons May 13, 2014
By Mike P.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was ok to read while wasting time......some of the stuff reminded me of the cartoonist that was in Playboy a few years ago.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring August 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a Kindle download, I deleted it from my kindle as it has to be about the worst comic attempt I have read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! December 30, 2007
If you like "the far side" you'll love this book. The quirky off beat humor is awesome! You won't be disappointed, I sure wasn't!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cartoon Fun With Wacky Animals January 9, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Gary Larson doesn't draw "The Far Side" anymore, but he's had an influence on a lot of other cartoonists. Among them is David Hammons, whose "Non Flying Objects" provides some good laughs in the one-panel format. He uses very nice clean lines and makes charming jokes for all ages. "I told you not to jump on the bed," dad steer says to his son, whose horns have done visible damage to the ceiling. Some very nice touches on the drawings, too. For example: Henry mixes up his false chompers with novelty chattering teeth and the artist does a great job of illustrating the effect. I'll go back and re-read these in a few months, and I think I'll enjoy them even more, just like I still get a kick out of that "The Far Side" universe of cows-with-attitude. Nice work, Dave!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Natural successor to the Farside January 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
What a refreshingly funny collection of cartoons this was. Nearly every panel was a winner for me and the whole book is infused with that same sense of the surreal and absurd you used to get with Larson's Farside.

I particularly enjoyed the Jedi's solution to dull office meetings but I'm looking forward to revisiting the entire collection in the future as I'm sure a second viewing will deliver even more sniggers.

While I still miss seeing new work from Larson, I won't feel half so bad if David Hammons produces more books in a similar vein. Come on, let's have the next one ASAP.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bean Straw: Non-Flying Objects David Hammons May 1, 2012
The Bean Straw' by David Hammons is a book of humorous cartoon sketches. It's a great book for someone like me who's always on the go. I like to have a chuckle and a smile throughout the day, I also love to have a huge belly-laugh, this book will give you all of that! I like it that David Hammons' humour is not based on cruel put-downs, it's observational humour. On the whole, if you want to have a book that you can pick up and put down and puts a smile on your face every day then this is the book for you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Need to Laugh.
The author has fulfilled his duty to make us laugh. This is sneak up on you humor. He covers all subjects..from farms to cities.
Published 4 months ago by Jeanie
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bean Straw
I like it, but sometimes the art is so bad that is it distracting.
Published 4 months ago by John Cuellar
4.0 out of 5 stars sages
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Published 6 months ago by batikchik
4.0 out of 5 stars Really funny book
I didn't really dislike the book but it wasn't bad kids should try to read it kinda good book for kids and adults with a Christian nation and the ender portal in the amazing world... Read more
Published on January 1, 2013 by Thomas Maes Estrada
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny stuff
This is a great book to have on my kindle. I can just click on it when I need or want a laugh. This guy is REALLY FUNNY!
Published on June 5, 2011 by A. Simon
4.0 out of 5 stars Smart, lighthearted humor
Fans of The Far Side and similar silliness will enjoy The Bean Straw: Non-Flying Objects. Cartoonist David Hammons offers up over 100 zany images of bovine airline captains, Darth... Read more
Published on May 30, 2011 by Julie Ann Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams do come true!
Years have past since I was able to wake up and read my daily Far Side comic. The Far Side has not started again but we finally have a worthy successor. Read more
Published on April 26, 2011 by Sal Piccolo
5.0 out of 5 stars New Bean Straw Fan
David Hammons's quirky humor with THE BEAN STRAW fits right into that niche of Far Side and The Argyle Sweater fans. Read more
Published on March 4, 2011 by Cassandra Linthicum
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More About the Author

David Hammons is a cartoonist (not the other artist named David Hammons, who takes pictures of fried chicken). David's humor was very much influenced by Gary Larson. He Lives on Whidbey Island in Washington State (yes, it really is an island) with his wife and daughter (although, if you ask them, they will deny it). His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington, and a Master's in Business Adminstration from Columbia College.

"I remember reading my first Far Side book in the early 80's. I was in a mall book store in Maryland with my soon-to-be wife. I began laughing so hard, I had to leave the store. That type of humor struck a chord with me. I thought then that if I were to do cartoon humor, it would be similar to The Far Side style. My favorite comedians are Stephen Wright and Steve Martin. I move from the corny to the sublime. I just love that sort of humor."

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